Monday, April 24, 2017

Birthday Bracelet #5 - Monique


MONIQUE
  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Brown Iris" (458)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Dark Chocolate Bronze Gold Luster" (422)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Dark Chocolate Bronze Gold Luster" (422)
  • SuperDuo beads "Hyacinth Picasso"
  • DiamonDuo beads "Pastel Bordeaux"
  • 8mm Candy beads "Senegal Purple aka White Alabaster Pink Terracotta"


This is the last of the five bracelets from Teejay and it's just as beautiful as the other four. As you can see, Teejay puts a lot of detail into her bracelet designs. I hope to make a pattern for this bracelet one day.




Sunday, April 23, 2017

Birthday Bracelet #4 - Audrey


AUDREY
  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Medium Copper" (457C)
  • 11/0 seed beads Matsuno "Raspberry Copper" (457A)
  • 8/0 seed beads Matsuno "Raspberry Copper" (457A)
  • SuperDuo beads "Dark Bronze"
  • 8mm Candy beads "Chalk Lumi Green"
  • 6mm 2-hole cabochons "Chalk White Blue Luster"


As with yesterday's "Isabelle" bracelet, Teejay put a large motif in the middle of the bracelet and added a tapered band on either side of it. She also used the same "chain" motif as she did on the "Isabelle" bracelet which you can see HERE.

The seed beads that Teejay used to make this bracelet can be a little hard to find. The only place I can find either color in all of these sizes is at Charlene's Beads HERE.



 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Birthday Bracelet #3 - Isabelle


ISABELLE
  • 15/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • SuperDuo beads "Jet Silver Pastel aka Jet Silver Paste"
  • 8mm Candy beads "Iris Purple"


Today's gorgeous bracelet has a larger center motif set off by a narrow "chain" on either side of it. I love the silver colorway and the open look of the beadwork on this one. It might be my favorite of the five bracelets from Teejay but it's hard to say because they're all so pretty. You might recognize the chain as being a variation of the motif in Teejay's "Elinor Bracelet" pattern which you can download HERE. As with the other birthday bracelets, I hope to make a pattern for this design sometime.



 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Birthday Bracelet #2 - Laurel


LAUREL
  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Brown Iris" (458)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Dark Chocolate Bronze Gold Luster" (422)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Dark Chocolate Bronze Gold Luster" (422)
  • SuperDuo beads "Aquamarine Dark Travertin"
  • DiamonDuo beads "Turquoise Bronze"
  • 8mm Candy beads "Light Blue Travertine"


This is the second birthday bracelet from Teejay. These last four bracelets are in an Art Nouveau style which of course I love. There is no pattern available for this bracelet but we hope to make one sometime.


I posed the photo above to show how this bracelet would look if it was made with four main motifs instead of three. In that case, a Candy bead would be in the middle.



 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Birthday Bracelet #1 - Danielle


DANIELLE
  • 15/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • SuperDuo beads "Polychrome Orchid Aqua"
  • 8mm Candy beads "Iris Purple"


This is the first of the five bracelets that Teejay designed and made for my birthday. I'm blogging about this one first because it's very different than the other four bracelets as far as the design. One thing that all five have in common is that they all have 8mm Candy beads in them. All five have SuperDuos as well.

I hope to someday make patterns for all five of these birthday bracelets but I can't give you any idea when they might be available. As you probably know by now, I'm very slow when it comes to producing beading patterns. It's just very difficult for me to find the time that it requires to produce patterns. I've already given each birthday bracelet design a name in anticipation of there one day being a pattern for them. Today's will be called "Danielle".



 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Francis & Bethany Set - Indigo Orchid


I blogged about this bracelet before HERE. I recently made another one just like it that will be a birthday present for someone and I wanted to make a pair of earrings to go with it. My "Bethany Earrings" are perfect because they are made with two colors of SuperDuo beads just like the bracelet.

Download the free earring pattern from THIS post. I haven't made a pattern for the "Francis Bracelet" yet but I hope to do so sometime.


FRANCIS BRACELET

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 7mm CzechMates 2-hole cabochons "Polychrome Indigo Orchid"
  • SuperDuo beads "Polychrome Pink Olive"
  • SuperDuo beads "Polychrome Indigo Orchid"



BETHANY EARRINGS

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • SuperDuo beads "Polychrome Pink Olive"
  • SuperDuo beads "Polychrome Indigo Orchid"


 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Princess Earrings - French Rose


PRINCESS EARRINGS
  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Matte Luster Transparent Rosaline"
  • 4mm Czech bicones "French Rose Celsian"

I made this pair of Princess earrings to go with one of my "Flutter" bracelets which has the same bicones and fire polished beads in it. As a bonus, they also go pretty well with one of my "Moon Ring" bracelets. The bad news is that this Czech bicone color is no longer available. I did find one bead site that still has some but it's in the UK. They might be slightly different though because the description on Robin's Beads says they have an "AB" finish. You can find them HERE and HERE. I don't know if Swarovski makes a similar color but most of their bicones are more transparent than these are. Because of the celsian finish on these, the thread doesn't show through them.


You'll find the link to the free "Princess Earrings" pattern HERE. I made both of the bracelets above with patterns by Deb Roberti. You can buy the "Flutter Bracelet" pattern HERE and the "Moon Ring Bracelet" pattern HERE. Read my original posts about these bracelets HERE and HERE.